Sempai/Kohai Romance - TV Tropes
One of the most important relationships in Japan that is seen in anime, school, and work. Its's the relationship between a Senpai and a Kohai. Senpai (先輩, "earlier colleague") and kōhai (後輩, "later colleague") are terms from the The relationship is an interdependent one, as a senpai requires a kōhai and vice versa, and establishes a bond determined by the date of entry to an. Complete list of the best senpai-kouhai relationship manga. These manga focus on a relationship between students who are in different grade levels.
As you might imagine, the kohai treats the senpai with deference. At drinking gatherings, kohai pours senpai's beers and probably isn't allowed to stop drinking and go home until senpai decides the party is over.
In the stricter schools, kohai students move to the side of the hallway when senpai pass, and this isn't for fear of getting your face shoved into a locker but out of genuine respect and okay, probably a bit of fear as well.
It seems unfair, but the respect goes both ways. It's Confucian like that. If a kohai screws up and embarrasses the group, the senpai feel just as responsible.
Senpai and kōhai - Wikipedia
Although senpai may and sometimes do abuse their lower ranking peers, they are expected to show the young'uns a level of respect. How kohai attain senpai-hood Since the system is based on age, the roles never switch. If a person is once your senpai, they're always your senpai.
Extremely common in Yaoi, Yuri, and shoujo manga in general. Though nothing [[HideYourLesbians happens on-screen]], the bonds between ''souers'' are almost always romance laden.
It's also a romance series with the biggest [[AnchoredShip Anchored Ships]] you've seen in a shoujo in a ''long'' time. Sakura does not stop calling Shirou "sempai" even after they begin their relationship. It's heavily implied that Maya has unrequited affections for Ritsuko.
Japan's senpai and kohai system
Hachiman Hikigaya is a SecondYearProtagonist. Then in the middle of the series volume 6 in the light novel and second season of the animeappears Iroha Isshiki from First Year that went to Service Club to get a problem solved.
They are traditionally older than you though over the last few years, this has changed dramatically and I'll explain why soon and have more experience than you in a certain genre or environment. On the other side of the coin is the kouhai who is traditionally younger and less experienced.
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Senpai and Kouhai in Modern Japan Having a senpai is generally very beneficial to someone as they are expected to take care of their kouhai and show them the ropes, while the kouhai will get stuck doing menial tasks until they get a kouhai of their own and thus the cycle continues indefinitely. While there is no tradition dictating how much older someone can be before they are no longer called senpai though the word is never used for someone who is your boss or teacherthe changing landscape of the job market in Japan has made the roles a little less crystal clear than they once were.
Once upon a time in Japan, you would find a career and stick with it for as long as you possibly could. In the modern market though, it's becoming more common for people to work at different places throughout their lives which means that it's entirely possible for an older person to find themselves in the kouhai role to someone who is physically younger than them.
It's also possible for students to skip grades, becoming senpai to older students.